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  • Shouting at credit committees

    After a lumpy year to date and a deathly-quiet August, the global infrastructure community is bracing for a rush to Christmas with many fearing that the first quarter of 2019 will be fairly sedate – particularly in Europe

  • FAA bill revision – a game changer for US airports?

    The airports sector in the US has both fascinated and frustrated the private sector given the huge potential for investment. But in the last month, the Federal Aviation Administration’s reauthorization bill has made important revisions – including removing the cap on the number airports that can be leased and allowing the public sector to retain a stake in a potential project

  • Northwester 2 offshore wind, Belgium

    As Belgium looks ahead to the next round of offshore wind auctions scheduled for 2020, hoping to emulate Germany and the Netherlands by attracting zero-subsidy bids, a Japanese-Belgian consortium reached financial close on Northwester 2 – which could be one of the last subsidised offshore wind projects in Belgium

  • Powering down Peru's renewable energy auctions

    Despite being a steadily growing investment grade economy with a relatively stable currency and consolidated rule of law, Peru has in recent time not received as much attention from international energy developers and investors as some of its LatAm peers. This has much to do with the sense that Peru has overbuilt its power market

  • Turkey – unclogging the fan

    The Turkish currency crisis is causing ripples around the international infrastructure finance community with all parties active in the nation reaching for project documentation to ensure they are not about to take a severe haircut

  • Policy shaping Australian renewables landscape

    Australia's National Energy Guarantee may have been abandoned by new prime minister Scott Morrison, but appetite for renewables investments in the country remains strong, especially among infrastructure funds

  • Acquisition of North Sea Midstream Partners, UK

    The acquisition of North Sea Midstream Partners was a major win for Kuwait sovereign international investor Wren House Infrastructure Management, and followed a competitive auction process in which bidders leapt to pre-empt the binding offer deadline by around a week

  • EIB… something for the weekend?

    Back in the PPP pipeline days, you could set timing on the project finance of any old piece of European infrastructure by the tired mantra of lenders intoning: “And… yes… you can count on the EIB taking half the debt”

  • The Peruvian PPP push

    Peru is one of many countries around the world hoping to boost economic performance by closing its infrastructure gap

  • QIC: MaaS is the future

    Adopting Mobility as a Service requires infrastructure investors to see their assets as part of a more integrated system, QIC’s head of global infrastructure Ross Israel tells IJGlobal

  • Gordie Howe Bridge P3, Canada/US

    The Gordie Howe Bridge P3 – formerly known as Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) and the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) – has been an endurance test. One of the largest ever infrastructure projects in North America, 18 years passed between completion of its cross-border traffic study and financial close on 28 September (2018)

  • Kenyan PPP: it’s now or never

    The whole of the Kenyan PPP programme may hinge on the success of one road project which is edging towards naming a preferred bidder

  • Argentina's PPPs – potholes ahead

    A poisonous cocktail of corruption scandals, rising inflation, high interest rates and declining investor confidence threatens Argentina’s roads programme, just as it was gaining momentum

  • PABs: favoured financing

    With a sizable chunk of funding still available to developers, private activity bonds look set to be the gift that keeps on giving despite the growing availability of private placements

  • Belt & Road block

    One of the key pillars of China’s Belt & Road initiative has run into what was once a hypothetical political risk – the possibility of regime change in the recipient country

  • Alto Maipo: good hydro, gone bad

    A second restructuring for the 531MW Alto Maipo has saved a hydro project which has faced engineering challenges, several delays, environmental opposition, and changes in equity

  • London-listed infra funds: trading at discounts

    London-listed infrastructure funds have suffered periods of trading at discounts in 2018 – one dropped out of a trophy M&A auction, and various asset sales are predicted

  • What’s in storage?

    In the evolving sector of battery storage, where predicting future developments is difficult, the importance of contractual structures – and the ability to validate them – is significant

  • Narrowing opportunities for big PF banks

    Lenders to Dutch PPPs are increasingly likely to be regional or institutional, with big PF banks less active across Europe

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